Charters Towers Airport (IATA: CXTICAO: YCHT) is an airport located 2.9 nautical miles (5.4 km; 3.3 mi) north[1] of Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia.


World War II

No. 22 Squadron aircrew and ground crew preparing for a sortie in October 1944

During World War II, the United States Army Air Forces Fifth Air Force stationed the following units at the airfield:[2]

8th Bombardment Squadron, A-20 Havoc (17–31 March 1942; 9 May 1942 – 28 January 1943)
90th Bombardment Squadron, A-20 Havoc (8 March 1942 – 28 January 1943)

In addition, 370th Service Squadron managed the day to day USAAF Base operations of the airfield.


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ a b YCHT – Charters Towers (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 29 May 2014
  2. ^ Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556. 

External links

About Charters Towers Airport- (IATA: CXT, ICAO: YCHT)


  • Address: Charters Towers, QLD, 4820, Australia